Major energy firm SSE has appointed long-serving executive Kevin Greenhorn as Managing Director of its SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions business.
The announcement coincides with the first anniversary of the acquisition of the Energy Solutions Group (ESG) by SSE’s Enterprise division.
SSE Enterprise invested in the energy solutions sector to secure an unrivalled position in the market as the only major energy firm supporting businesses with energy use, energy management, construction and telecoms.
Mr Greenhorn will lead a 300-strong team that specialises in the installation and maintenance of building energy management systems (BEMS) control technology that can drive significant reductions in energy consumption. As well as cost savings, SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions helps customers reduce their carbon footprint and comply with government legislation.
With a wealth of clients across the public and private sector, including Asda, Aldi, Glaxo Smith Kline, Glasgow City Council, Scottish Courts and the London Aquatics Centre, SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions is focused on strong growth across the next five years as businesses look to reduce their energy overheads and invest in efficiency.
Jim McPhillimy, Managing Director of SSE Enterprise, said: “Kevin has proven himself to be a dynamic and forward-thinking business leader in a variety of senior management roles during his time with SSE and I’m confident that Energy Solutions can achieve great things under his leadership.
“The acquisition of the business complements and enhances the services that SSE Enterprise offers to our industrial and commercial customers. We’re now the only major energy company that offers businesses the full range of essential services.
“Kevin takes over the helm at an important time for growth and I’m delighted he will be leading the Energy Solutions team going forward.”
Mr Greenhorn brings a wealth of experience to his new role having held a variety of senior positions within SSE, which he joined as a graduate in 1991. Most recently he was Director of Relationship Management and Marketing for SSE Enterprise and previous roles include Chief Executive of SSE’s Irish business Airtricity, MD of Contracting and Head of Trading. Originally from West Lothian, Kevin graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Engineering Technology.
He said: “Managing energy costs and environmental impact are big priorities for every business, from SMEs to large conglomerates and the Energy Solutions team has a strong track record of working with customers across a range of sectors to develop sustainable energy strategies.
“I look forward to growing the business and developing more innovative and compelling propositions for our customers.”
SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions is headquartered in Manchester with regional offices across the UK, including a state-of-the-art Energy Management Centre in Glasgow. It sits within SSE Enterprise, the company’s dedicated business-to-business division, which was formed in February 2014 and also offers Contracting, Lighting, Utilities and Telecoms services to businesses across the UK.